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Easy Rider is trying to send messages. It is a movie showing a road trip of two bikers to Mardi Gras, but that is not what the movie is about. The question is, how much of what it is about will you actually understand or care about? The movie does this thing a number of times where instead of a simple cut between scenes you get a transition where the new scene is flashing its way into the old one. Such a transition invokes drama or shock, but here the scenes do not seem to call for it.
There is a scene from first-
It feels like an avant-
I just know there will be a lot of people either not saying anything about the movie because they are afraid of showing they do not understand a lot of it or people who will pretend to understand it and praise it for all their pride is worth.
Whatever it is, Easy Rider is at least an interesting head trip. It has a good variety of colors and brightness. It has good actors, especially Jack Nicholson. It is captivating even if you do not fully get it or it is just too old and obsolete for you.
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